Hand Paper-Making & Berry Inks Class

August 23, 2014   Saturday 10a – 4p.   

with Guest Instructor, Dana Driscoll  

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 Join us for a natural art-filled day at the Strawbale Studio where we create sustainable art supplies from natural materials! Learn how to make handmade paper using locally-gathered cattail fibers and create inks from in-season berries in this exciting class.



InstructoFreshly pulled sheet of paperr, Dana Driscoll, who has over 15 years of hand papermaking experience, will cover a brief history of papermaking,  teach the principles  and demonstrate how to make beautiful pieces of cattail fiber paper.

Each student will have the opportunity to make their own cattail paper to take home with them and understand what materials they will need to continue making paper from home. Additionally, students will learn how to make their own berry inks for writing, drawing, or other kinds of artwork.  We’ll discuss ink creation, berries and available colors, preservation, permanence, and different ways to use these delightful inks !


Cattail paper - Dana Driscoll

Arrive 9:45 – 10:am.  Class will begin promptly at 10 am.

Please bring a bag lunch. Payment confirms your place.

Early Bird Discount: $35 prepaid 1 month in advance or $45 thereafter with RSVP.

     Class limit 15, so Register now.